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How political forces fueled the spread of Iraq protests

  • Regional and local players blamed for spreading violent demonstrations across southern provinces
  • Analysts say that Iran has the most to gain from disrupting oil supplies from Iraq


Saada tribal leaders demand Saudi-led coalition continue military operations in Yemen

  • Saada does not belong to Houthis, say tribal chiefs
  • Iran accused of trying to drive a wedge between Arab countries using its Houthi proxies


Air strikes kill seven civilians in southern Syria: monitor

  • It was not immediately clear whether the strikes were carried out by the regime or its Russian ally
  • More than 350,000 people have been killed and millions displaced by Syria’s war since it started in 2011
By AFP ·


KSRelief to provide 5,000 Yemenis with school supplies

  • There are two million Yemeni children out of school because of the Houthis’ aggression against civilians
  • The total cost of all the projects provided by KSRelief since its establishment is $70 million
By Hanan Alnufaie ·


France expels high-profile terror convict to Algeria

  • Djamel Beghal was expelled by France, ending years of wrangling over his fate
  • He was linked to the two men behind the deadly 2015 attacks on a French newsroom
By AP ·


EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker to visit Donald Trump to talk trade on July 25

  • European Commission president will meet US president in Washington
  • Trade tensions rose after the United States imposed import tariffs on EU steel and aluminum
By Reuters ·


Walmart, Microsoft team up to take on Amazon

  • The move is aimed at helping Walmart compete better against Amazon
  • Walmart is already using Microsoft services for some applications
By AFP ·


Pakistan’s Azhar Ali signs for Somerset

  • Azhar is set to make his Somerset debut against Worcestershire later this month
By AFP ·


Netflix subscriber slip hints at ‘lumpy’ road ahead for streaming giant

  • Shares of Netflix fell 13 percent on Tuesday after it reported a surprise shortfall in subscriber additions
  • While Wall Street remains overwhelmingly positive on Netflix and its role in video streaming globally, the numbers did raise question marks over future growth
By Reuters ·